Please note: Over-the-air viewers in South Bend need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive ABC57, MyMichiana, Telemundo, MeTV, Decades, Movies!, Start TV and ThisTV and most other local channels in addition to WBND/WMYS. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:

https://www.abc57.com/news/antenna-viewers-plan-to-rescan-your-television-on-october-18

Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Thirdhand smoke poses health risk

Secondhand smoke was already thought to be dangerous.

But now scientists are saying that third-hand smoke also poses a health risk.

Thirdhand smoke is the fumes that come off someone who has been smoking somewhere else.

Scientists are finding that the fumes can have a negative impact on our health, especially in children.

They said that the smoke and fumes left on clothing and in hair can cause asthma attacks.

"There's evidence now that thirdhand smoke is a risk factor in children like chronic ear infections and chronic respiratory infections," Dr. Norman Edelman of the American Lung Association said.

The American Lung Association says the best way to avoid this is to quit smoking.

But if that's not possible, smoke outside where the air is less concentrated and the smoke fumes are not as heavy and won't be left on clothing.


Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?